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LIVE BLOG: Women’s Basketball vs. Western Kentucky University 12/17

Thank you to our news editor John Mineses for helping produce tonight’s live blog and our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain who updated Twitter throughout the game. The Knights will look to shake the loss off when they face Fordham away on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. Have a good night everyone. 

9:32 p.m.

The Knights shot 28-72 (38.9%) overall. They shot 8-27(29.6%) from the three point line and 24-36 (66.7%) from the free-throw line.

Western Kentucky University shot 33-77 (42.9%) overall. They shot 7-23 (30.4%) from the three point line and 19-29 (65.5%) from the free-throw line.

For the Knights, the leading scorer was Bell with 27 points. Stanley had 20 points while Niles had 13.

The leading scorer for the Ladytoppers was Abdelgawad with 33 points. Blevins had 17 points. While Meredith had 14.

9:26 p.m.

Western Kentucky defeats the Knights 92-88 in double overtime.

Abdelgawad makes the layup and makes the score 92-88 as the game ends.

9:23 p.m.

Abdelgawad gets sent to the free-throw line and makes one of two to make the score 90-88 with two seconds left in the game.

9:18 p.m.

Scott and Abdelgawad exchange layups to make the score 89-88 with 27 seconds left in double overtime with Western Kentucky ahead by one. 

Scott gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both while Sivori makes the jumper to make the score 87-86 with the Ladytoppers still ahead. 

9:16 p.m.

Both teams have hit a stalemate in defense with 1:40 left in double overtime with the Ladytoppers still ahead by one.

9:13 p.m.

Hope Sivori gets put in for Ladytoppers and gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both and makes the score 85-84 to put them ahead by one.

9:11 p.m.

Scott hits a three for FDU and puts them ahead by one and makes the score 84-83 with 3:55 left in double overtime. 

Abdelgawad makes the layup and gets the Ladytoppers started in double overtime to make the score 83-81. 

9:09 p.m.

Overtime ends with score at 81-81 as we head into double overtime.

9:07 p.m.

Abdelgawad gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to tie the game and make the score 81-81 with seven seconds left in the game. 

9:06 p.m.

Blevins gets sent to the free-throw line and makes one of two and makes the score 81-79 with FDU ahead by two with nine seconds left in the game.

Niles gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 81-78 with 19 seconds left in the game.

9:03 p.m.

Niles gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 81-78 with 19 seconds left in the game. 

Abdelgawad gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 80-78 with 1:15 left in overtime.

8:59 p.m.

Bell gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 80-77 and puts the Knights ahead by three. 

Bell hits the jumper for FDU to make the score 78-77 and switches the lead over to the Knights with 3:08 left in overtime.

8:57 p.m.

Blevins gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 77-76 with the Ladytoppers ahead by one. 

8:55 p.m.

Foster gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 76-75 with 4:11 left in overtime. 

Niles gets the Knights started in overtime making the jumper to make the score 76-74.

8:52 p.m.

The fourth quarter ends as the Knights and Ladytoppers head into overtime.

8:50 p.m.

Blevins hits the three for the Ladytoppers and ties the game to make the score 74-74 with 10 seconds left in the game. 

8:49 p.m.

Niles gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 74-71 with 14 seconds left in the game.

8:47 p.m.

Stanley makes the layup while Blevins hits the three to make the score 72-71 with FDU ahead by one. 

8:44 p.m.

Abdelgawad drives in the layup and gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 70-68 to bring the Ladytoppers within two. 

Niles gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 70-65 with 52 seconds left in the game.

8:42 p.m.

Wilson gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 69-65 with 1:18 left in the game.

8:41 p.m.

Abdelgawad gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 67-65 and brings the Ladytoppers within two. 

8:38 p.m.

Bell gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it while Foster makes the jumper to make the score 67-63 with 1:46 left in the game. 

8:36 p.m.

Bell gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 66-61 with the Knights ahead by five.

8:34 p.m.

Abdelgawad hits the three to make the score 65-61 with 3:45 left in the game. 

Niles gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 65-58. 

Blevins gets sent to the free-throw line to make the score 63-58 with 4:04 left in the quarter.

8:31 p.m.

Abdelgawad makes the layup to make the score 63-57 with FDU ahead by 14. 

Foster gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 63-55.

8:29 p.m.

Bell gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 63-54 with 5:44 left in the fourth quarter. 

8:24 p.m.

Abdelgawad gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 62-54 with 6:38 left in the fourth quarter. 

Abdelgawad makes the layup to bring the Ladytoppers within nine to make the score 62-53. 

8:21 p.m.

Scott gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 62-51 with 7:29 left in the fourth quarter. 

8:19 p.m.

Stanley makes the three while Abdelgawad drives in the layup to make the score 61-51 with FDU up by 10.

8:18 p.m.

Blevins gets sent to the free-throw line for the Ladytoppers and makes both to make the score 58-49 with 8:48 left in the fourth quarter. 

Stanley starts the Knights off in the fourth quarter by making a layup to make the score 58-47.

8:14 p.m.

Bell gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 56-47 as the third quarter ends. 

8:11 p.m.

Stanley hits the jumper to make the score 54-47.

Wilson and Walker exchange a layup and a three to make the score 52-47 with 1:32 left in the third quarter.

8:10 p.m.

Meredith makes the jumper to make the score 50-44 with 2:40 left in the third quarter. 

Stanley gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 50-42.

8:08 p.m.

Lots of missed attempts from both sides of the court with 3:08 left in the third quarter. 

8:05 p.m.

Meredith makes the layup and brings the Ladytoppers within seven to make the score 49-42.

8:02 p.m.

Blevins gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it and brings the Ladytoppers within nine making the score 49-40 with 4:51 left in the third quarter.

8:00 p.m.

Jenna Walker drives in a layup for the Ladytoppers to make the score 49-39. 

Wilson makes a layup of her own to make the score 49-37. 

Meredith makes the layup to make the score 47-37 with 6:16 left in the third quarter.

7:59 p.m.

Forgues gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 47-35.

7:58 p.m.

Blevins makes the layup while Forgues hits the three to make the score 46-35 with 7:02 left in the third quarter. 

Stanley makes the layup for the Knights to make the score 43-33.

7:55 p.m.

Scott makes a layup of her own to make the score 41-33 with 9:12 left in the third quarter. 

Mead starts off the third quarter with a layup to make the score 39-33. 

Halftime Update:

The Knights will look to continue their momentum as they enter the second half of the game. 

The Knights have shot 15-33 (45.5%) overall. They have shot 5-15 (33.3%) from the three point line and 4-6 (66.7%) from the free-throw line.

Western Kentucky University has shot 14-33 (42.4%) overall. They have shot 3-13 (23.1%) from the three point line and 0-0 (0%) from the free-throw line.

For the Knights, the leading scorer is Bell with 18 points. Stanley has eight while Niles has five. 

The leading scorers for the Ladytoppers are tied between Abdelgawad and Meredith with eight points. Foster has seven.

7:38 p.m.

Niles gets sent to the free-throw line and makes both to make the score 39-31 as the second quarter comes to an end. 

7:35 p.m.

Meredith makes the layup while Bell hits the step back to make the score 37-31 with 1:17 left in the second quarter. 

Abdelgawad hits a three of her own to make the score 34-29. 

Niles hits the three to put the Knights ahead by eight to make the score 34-26 with 2:55 left in the second quarter.

7:33 p.m.

Teresa Faustino drives in a layup for the Ladytoppers to make the score 31-26.  

Carbonell makes the layup for the Knights to make the score 31-24 with 4:13 left in the second quarter. 

7:30 p.m.

Forgues gets sent to the free-throw line and makes it to make the score 29-24.

7:27 p.m.

Wilson gets sent to the free-throw line and makes one of two to make the score 28-24 with 5:27 left in the second quarter.

7:26 p.m.

Bell gets back the Knights lead making a three to make the score 27-24.

Foster makes the layup as Celia Carbonell makes a layup of her own to make the game tied 24-24 with 6:36 left in the second quarter. 

7:24 p.m.

Foster ties the game and makes the score 22-22. 

Gabby McBride makes the layup to get within two to make the score 22-20 with 8:12 left in the second quarter.

7:21 p.m.

Bell hits the three to add to the Knight’s lead to make the score 22-18. 

Stanley hits the jumper to give the Knights the lead to make the score 19-18 as the second quarter begins.

7:19 p.m.

Bell hits the jumper as the first quarter ends to make the score 18-17.

Bell makes the layup while Jaylin Foster makes the three for the Ladytoppers to make the score 18-15. 

7:17 p.m.

Bell hits the three to get the Knights within two to make the score 15-13 with 2:03 left in the first quarter. 

7:16 p.m.

Abdelgawad hits the layup while Bell hits the jumper to make the score 15-10. 

Meredith hits the layup after the media timeout while Stanley hits a jumper to make the score 13-8 with 3:46 left in the first quarter. 

7:12 p.m.

Stanley drives in a layup while Meredith hits the jumper to make the score 11-4. 

7:10 p.m.

Kulo makes a jumper of her own to add to the Ladytoppers lead and makes the score 9-2. 

Forgues gets the Knight on the board with a jumper to make the score 7-2 with 6:43 left in the first quarter.

7:08 p.m.

Meredith hits the jumper to make the score 7-0.

7:07 p.m.

Abdelgawad adds to the momentum with a three to make the score 5-0 with 8:53 left in the first quarter. 

The Ladytoppers get the game started with a jumper for Mead to make the score 2-0.

7:05 p.m.

The starting lineup for the Knights is Dahomee Forgues, Devyn Scott, Rachael Niles, Chloe Wilson and Madison Stanley. 

The starting lineup for the Ladytoppers are Alexis Mead, Macey Blevins, Selma Kulo, Meral Abdelgawad, and Mya Meredith. 

Pregame:

Good evening and welcome to another women’s basketball live blog. The Knights will be going up against Western Kentucky University at home where it is Military Appreciation night. I am Jen Malti, sports editor for The Equinox. Our news editor John Mineses will be producing tonight’s live blog. Our student lifestyle editor Naniyah McClain will be updating Twitter throughout the game.

The Knights face the Ladytoppers on Friday, Dec. 17.

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